Who would want to be a border patrol agent?

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    The Ramos and Compean treatment is just unbelievable... hopefully Bush will pardon them before he leaves office...


    Ramos-Compean treatment has border agents quivering
    Mexican drug smugglers spray bullets, but U.S. officers dare not return fire


    Ramos-Compean treatment has border agents quivering
     
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    This is a terrible case! I cannot believe that Bush did not pardon these two Border Patrol agents. Hopefully, Obama will do something about it. This is a complete outrage!
     
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    i think they should at least have the sentence commuted
    not sure if i would go for a total pardone, they did lie and file false reports
     
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    the did lie and cover it up...why should they be held to any different standards of any other citizens? are we gonna start having two or three sets of rules depending on your job etc? everyone wants to make heros of these guys..well they are not heros....

    why arent they viewed like anyone else...do the crime...serve the time....
     
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    I'm sure the border patrol agent that was childhood friends with the drug dealer and acted as a go between for the prosecuter likes his job. Course you have to wonder how many times he's let his friend across the border with his drugs.

    I'm guessing right now that only a crook would want to be a border patrol agent.
     
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    They didn't file ANY report, therefore no lies or false report. Their supervisor was on the scene and said not to file a report and then testified against them in court and of course, got a promotion. The whole thing shows just how bad our government has become. We ARE Mexico.
     
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    They didn't go to jail for lying or filing a false report. They went to jail for discharging their firearms during the commision of a crime. Do you really think all our cops should be able to be charged with that??? They weren't even the ones committing a crime.
     
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    Compean receiving a 12-year sentence and Ramos an 11-year sentence after they were convicted of assault, obstruction of justice and civil rights violations against a drug dealer who was retreating across the border.

    Ramos-Compean

    it is hard to call it self defense when they shot the guy in the ass...
     
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    i dont know, shooting a drug dealer in the ass sounds like justice to me
    :D
     
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    I have a couple of issues with the story itself.

    This thing reeks with incompetence and cowardice at the local level. It further reeks with incompetence in the chain of command for not conducting the required training to instill a physical aggressiveness needed to overcome the smugglers. It reeks of political cowardice since we are apparently afraid of pissing off Mexico.

    Campean y Ramos is not relevant. They are a separate case and are now being used as a political rallying cry by one group and as an excuse for not doing their jobs by another.
     

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